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Raising cleaner birds: What more can live production do to reduce salmonella?
Successful Salmonella control throughout live poultry production requires an integrated effort, attention to detail and careful follow-through to help processing plants meet more stringent USDA standards, said poultry health experts at a food-safety news...
How chick quality is affected by navel development
The hatchery manager takes all possible measures to ensure that incubation results in the highest number of first class chicks. The aim is to have boxes ready for transport to the farm which contain a known number of first class chicks with bright eyes,...
Three keys to achieving proper ventilation
Proper ventilation in the broiler house is of the utmost importance. It reduces mortality, aids in respiratory, skeletal and cardiovascular development, stimulates early feed intake, promotes flock uniformity, and ensures the proper development of temperature...
What an open-farm day can do for you – and how to host one
Inviting the public to see your farm takes a lot of planning - but it has lots of benefits. We asked four experts in staging open-farm days to describe them and offer their advice....
Is chick yield still a valid reference?
Many hatcheries still use chick yield (chick yield is the average chick weight divided by the average fresh egg weight multiplied by 100) as a reference of good incubation conditions and chick quality and as an indicator of high post hatch performance....
Effective biosecurity requires addressing the culture of a company
Effective biosecurity on poultry farms requires developing the kind of culture that motivates everyone in the company to adhere to the procedures that protect flocks from infectious disease, Gregorio Rosales, DVM, PhD, an independent poultry consultant,...
Getting to the bottom of the pile: Solving the mystery of piling behaviour
With no obvious cause, piling raises welfare concerns for poultry producers...
Mycoplasma synoviae demanding more attention as poultry industry grasps its full impact
Emerging, variant strains of Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) are causing eggshell apex abnormalities as well as production drops in both layer and breeding flocks worldwide, Anneke Feberwee, DVM, PhD, from GD Animal Health, the Netherlands, told Poultry Health...
Investor insight into animal health innovation
Dr Joachim Hasenmaier discusses investment opportunities at the 2019 Europe Animal Health Investment Forum....
Early exposure to Clostridium protects birds from necrotic enteritis
Early exposure to Clostridium perfringens (CP) in used litter may be a way to minimise the impact of necrotic enteritis (NE) in broilers, Steve Davis, DVM, told Poultry Health Today...
Could biotechnology pave the way to a healthy microbiome?
Edward Fuchs, co-founder of FOLIUM Science, discusses the future of targeted antibacterial remedies....
Efficient data management in the hatchery
Optimising hatchery performance requires good data management. Data can be stored in various ways, ranging from simple Excel sheets to sophisticated data management software. It is also not uncommon for a large part of the hatchery’s data to still only...
Flock management tip for breeders: Why grade males at 28 days?
This is the first in a new series called 'Flock Management Tips' presented by Aviagen. ...
Management key to preventing green muscle disease in broilers
Poultry production in the US is at record levels and expected to continue rising thanks to consumer demand[1], especially for white meat. The trend has led to a steady increase in the market weight of broilers - but this sometimes comes with unwanted...
Salmonella control: It’s not just for processing anymore
Poultry companies struggling to meet higher USDA standards for salmonella need to increase control efforts in live production to help avoid dreaded Category 3 designations and potential regulatory action that could shake customer confidence and damage...
 
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